From China and India to Southeast Asia and Japan, private equity professionals give their perspectives on the year to come for fundraising, investments and exits
North Asia | 17 Dec 2014
Navis Capital Partners completed a management buyout of Dome Coffees Australia in 2003. The business grew and Navis prospered, securing a 3.5x return on exiting the asset via another management buyout five years later. Fast forward to September 2014 and...
Buyouts | 10 Dec 2014
A consortium led by Southeast Asia-focused GP Navis Capital Partners has acquired MFS Technology, a Singapore-based developer of rigid and flexible printed electronic circuits, for $95 million.
Technology | 20 Nov 2014 |
As the Asia's PE market matures, the winners and losers will be defined by those who not only leverage their local presence, but also retain the necessary talent, say industry participants.
GPs | 11 Nov 2014 |
In Study Group, Australian tertiary education has a strong example of how PE can support cross-border expansion. But now the smart money is going into vocational and early learning services
Australasia | 22 Oct 2014 |
Southeast Asian GP Navis Capital Partners has exited Trio Engineered Products, a Chinese-American maker of industrial processing equipment to UK-listed engineering firm Weir Group for $220 million.
North America | 16 Oct 2014 |
Just over a year ago, Navis Capital Partners bought Australian childcare services provider Guardian Early Learning from fellow PE investor Wolseley Private Equity for A$120 million ($110 million). The idea then was to anticipate the rise in the demand...
Buyouts | 15 Oct 2014 |
Navis Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Modern Star, an Australian B2B distributor of education resources to early childhood centres and schools, for an undisclosed amount.
Australasia | 09 Oct 2014 |
Having built a strong relationship with the management team at Dome Coffees Australia, Navis Capital Partners was comfortable with the notion of buying the specialty coffee and dining restaurant chain for a second time, 11 years after the first acquisition....
Consumer | 11 Sep 2014 |
Navis Capital Partners has completed two buyouts, acquiring Singapore-based pipe cladding manufacturer Cladtek and Australian casual dining chain operator and franchisor Dôme Coffees Australia.
Industrials | 02 Sep 2014 |
Southeast Asia’s emerging buyout opportunity represents a localization challenge for private equity firms as they try to distribute resources in order to maximize potential deal flow, industry participants told the AVCJ Singapore Forum.
Buyouts | 21 Jul 2014 |
Companies from within and outside Southeast Asia are scouring the region for M&A opportunities as they seek to capitalize on regional growth. It means a wider variety of trade sale options for PE investors
Southeast Asia | 09 Jul 2014 |
Navis Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Tri-Star Industries, a Singapore-headquartered component manufacturer for the oil and gas sector. AVCJ understands the deal is worth $50-100 million.
Buyouts | 08 Jul 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta